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Richard Drobnick, LCSW, DCSW, Director

Richard is personally trained, licensed and appointed by Dr. John Gray (world renowned author and speaker). Richard is the Director of the first Mars & Venus Counseling Center in Bergen County and Northern New Jersey. He has been serving Bergen County as a practicing counselor/psychotherapist for more than 30 years.

Mr. Drobnick formerly held the position of staff psychotherapist at the Hackensack University Medical Center from 1979 to 1982. He has been in private practice since 1982 with main offices located in Teaneck, New Jersey. Richard has focused his work exclusively with adults in individual, group, and couples counseling. In addition to his experience as a clinician, he has served for several years as Senior Staff Instructor at the former postgraduate training center, Gestalt Unlimited. Mr. Drobnick is also well known as a lecturer, seminar leader, consultant, and peer supervisor.

Mr. Drobnick has studied and integrated the theories and practice methods of many leaders in the fields of individual and couples counseling. Although Mr. Drobnick continues to specialize in individual and group psychotherapy, more and more of his attention over recent years has focused on couples counseling. Richard is one of a select few professionals nationwide personally trained and licensed by Dr. John Gray. This superb training has made his work with couples especially rewarding and effective.

Richard lives with his wife, Morrisa Drobnick, LCSW in Bergen County, Northern NJ. They have two grown daughters, Silver and Selena.


  • B.S., Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S.W., Clinical, New York University
  • Affiliate, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychology Today
  • Affiliate, The Mid-West Center for Stress and Anxiety
  • Elected, Who’s Who Among Human Services Professionals, the National Reference Institute
  • Director, Supervisor, and Founder of Search for Self, Inc., a Psychotherapy and Counseling Center
  • Mars & Venus Licensed Counselor
  • Mars & Venus Certified Workshop Facilitator
  • Director, Mars & Venus Counseling Center, Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Graduate, Four-Year Post-Graduate Certification from Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, New York City
  • Co-Founder, Curriculum Developer, and Senior Staff Instructor at the Former Post-Graduate Training Center Gestalt Unlimited, Teaneck, New Jersey
  • Member, National Association of Social Workers
  • National Association of Social Workers, New Jersey Chapter, Certified Professional Peer Supervisor
  • Elected, Board of Directors and Executive Committee, NASW, New Jersey Chapter
  • New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • New Jersey State Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Member, Academy of Certified Social Workers
  • Member, Register of Clinical Social Workers
  • Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (NASW)
  • Board-Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
  • Silva Graduate 1989
  • Silva Graduate 2000
  • The Sedona Method, Graduate, Sedona Training Associates, Sedona, Arizona
  • Quantum Leap (2010-2011), T. Harv Eker, Millionaire Mind/Peak Potentials, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  • Certified Professional Coach, Grow Training Institute, San Diego, California
  • Member, International Coach Federation
  • Continuing Education for more than 30 years